I'm a TOTAL beginner! My friend persuaded me to sign up to a half marathon and now I am beginning to panic! It's in 5 weeks time....so far I have run 6miles in 1hr 15min....wel I say run, it's a walk/run affair. So I run 6mins and walk 1min and so on....
I'm planning on a long run this week of 7 miles....I run 3 or 4 times per week...do you think I'm on track to at least complete a half marathon? I'm struggling to run further than 6mins without walking for a while....how can I train to run longer? Or am I asking for miracles?! Many thanks guys!
Thanks! That training guide looks great for my level.
I'm aiming for 7 miles tomorrow. Currently 6 miles takes me 1hr 10mins.
Do you think doing interval hill climbs helps raise fitness levels?
To give you an idea and I guess everybody is different. I have been running for 6 months now and started off doing 3km runs. Then went up to 5k a few weeks later followed by a 10k after about 3 months. I ran my first 10k in about an hour and now am down to about 50-52 mins. I did my first 10 mile run a few weeks ago in 1hr 43 mins and that seemed to go on for a long time with averaging 10.2 min miles.
I want to do a half marathon but feel its still to early for me.
I am thinking a half marathon in 5 weeks is way too quick and you don't want to injure yourself with the lack of enough training. Hats off to you though mate.
Maz, it sounds like you are running too fast if having to stop every 6 mins. Can you make yourself run slower?
You should be able to hold a conversation while running... if you can't, then slow down... training should be easy most of the time... run slower and I guarantee you'll last a lot longer than 6 minutes...
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